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bartek  Identity Verified
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Feb 18, 2003

1. We polish the Polish furniture.

2. He could lead if he would get the lead out.

3. A farm can produce produce.

4. The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse.

5. The soldier decided to desert in the desert.

6. The present is a good time to present the present.

7. At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a bass drum.

8. The dove dove into the bushes.

9. I did not object to the object.

10. The insurance for the invalid was invalid.

11. The bandage was wound around the wound.

12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13. They were too close to the door to close it.

14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15. They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.

16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17. The wind was too strong to wind up the sail.

18. After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.

19. I shed a tear when I saw the tear in my clothes.

20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

22. I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

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David Lowery  Identity Verified
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Another point... Feb 19, 2003

As someone once pointed out to me: English is the only language in which you chop down a tree, then chop it up!

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Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Even the Ten Commandments can be ambiguous Feb 19, 2003

\"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour\'s ass\" refers to his donkey, not to what you might think.

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